Direct Defence Krav Maga offers several regular ongoing training programmes to suit different levels of experience, as well as a number of additional short-term programmes throughout the year focusing on more specific aspects of training. So, whatever you’re looking for we have something to suit you.
Krav Maga Foundations is our entry level programme, and currently makes up the majority of our classes. Our Foundations Programme is suitable for complete beginners and more experienced practitioners alike and focuses on developing the core skills of the system.
Focusing on material from the first 3 levels of the KMG syllabus (P1-P3) students on our Foundations Programme will learn the basics of self-defence and fighting, situational awareness, and prevention and avoidance tactics.
Each lesson in the Foundations Programme sets a specific goal and then builds the relevant skills to achieve it. Continued participation in the programme will give students all the skills they need to develop a fundamental understanding of Krav Maga and self-defence so they can defend themselves from the most common, and most dangerous situations they may find themselves in.
The ultimate goal in the Foundations Programme is for students to work through the KMG syllabus and eventually test for P3.
Once students have reached P3 they will then be eligible to join our Krav Maga Progression Programme where they can take their training and knowledge to the next level. It takes between 18 months and 2 years of regular, consistent, training for most people to reach this level (although it depends on the individual).
We run our Foundations Programme throughout the week at all of our locations.
Krav Maga Progression is our intermediate programme for students who have reached P3 and are looking to progress from there. This programme takes the fundamental skills and knowledge developed in our Foundations Programme and builds on it to take student’s training to the next level.
In this programme students cover material from throughout the KMG syllabus, but with a primary focus on the levels P4 – G1.
Students will train more intensively, learning new skills, and refining previously learned ones, developing a higher level of self-defence, fighting, and third-party protection skills.
Once they have achieved G1 they can take part in our Graduate Programme.
Our Graduate Programme is for those dedicated students who have reached the graduate levels. It generally takes at least 3-5 years of consistent regular training to get this far, so these classes are for the very committed members who have really made Krav Maga a big part of their life.
The graduate programme focuses on really pushing the student’s level and developing the fighting mindset required to ultimately reach the expert levels.
As well as our regular ongoing programmes, we also run various shorter, fixed-length programmes throughout the year to give our students the chance to focus more intensely on specific areas of training.
Our striking programme is an intensive 12 hour training programme spread over 4 weeks giving participants the opportunity to take their striking skills to a much higher level.
Striking is at the heart of the KMG system, so being able to strike well is crucial for every Krav Maga practitioner. This programme will develop student’s understanding of the body mechanics of striking, power generation, correct distance and range, footwork and movement, and take a much more focused look at this subject than we’re able to do in our regular classes.
Although we train on striking regularly in all of our regular classes, this additional programme gives students a significant boost in their striking skills
Being able to fight well on the ground is an important part of any self-defence training, and we train a lot on ground-based self-defence in our regular classes at all levels.
Our dedicated Ground Fighting Programme, however, gives students a much more focused training opportunity to develop fantastic ground fighting skills.
24 hours of intensive training, over 6 weeks, this programme focuses more on fighting, rather than escaping the danger (as we normally do in self-defence), and gives participants the chance not only to learn lots of new skills and techniques, but to put them to the test with lots of live sparring so they can really develop the reflexes to be able to use them in reality should they ever need to.
This programme focuses on 4 main areas of training – understanding positions, being able to maintain a dominant position and escape and improve an inferior one – takedowns and throws, understanding how to do them and how to prevent them – submissions, chokes and joint locks, training both in their application and preventions against them – striking on the ground, from all positions.
This programme is not for the faint-hearted and is very intense and physical but is great fun and will really push the student's ground fighting skills to a whole new level.
3rd party protection (defending another person from danger) is an integral part of the KMG system, and we start to teach it in our Krav Maga Progression Programme.
However, we also offer a dedicated 3rd Party Protection programme – 12 hours of intensive training over 4 weeks, going into much more detail than we do in our regular classes.
This programme covers a wide range of concepts and techniques, and is a fantastic way for anybody to enhance and improve their ability to defend and protect other people, whether that is something they need to do for their line of work (such as law enforcement or security professionals), or just for civilians wishing to be able to protect their loved ones.
Our six-week (18 hour) women’s self-defence programme is designed to teach women the basics of self-defence and give them the skills to deal with problems that are more likely to be encountered by women.
The programme serves as a great introduction to Krav Maga training, so can be used as first-step before continuing in our regular classes afterwards, or just as a stand-alone course to give women the skills and confidence to be able to defend themselves.
As well as the programmes mentioned above we also run several seminars, workshops, and 2-day courses, throughout the year, focusing on various subjects from dealing with multiple attackers, knife-attacks, hostage situations, control and restraint, active shooter situations, car-jacking and road-rage, and more.
Some of these are open for our members only whilst others are open to the public.